Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Slang Gang Word of the Day

bad economy

An all-purpose excuse that people use during a recession to justify doing things that are below their usual standard. Often these things in reality have little or nothing to do with the economic circumstances.

Harry: "You took your girlfriend to Applebee's on Valentine's Day? Pretty weak."
Larry: "Whatever man, I didn't have a choice. Bad economy."

Senator: "Mr. Paulson, you really want to give the greedy, soulless bankers who caused this mess $700 billion with no strings attached?"
Henry Paulson: "Hey guys, bad economy. Just do it."
Senator: "Good point. I vote yes."

Fred: "Dude, tell me you didn't go home with that broke down 300-pound whale I saw you with at O'Shea's last night."
Brendan: "Dude, it's a bad economy. I'll take what I can get."
Fred: "Yeah, I guess you have to."


Omgirl said...

UGH, don't even get me started about the bailout and the bonuses. I'm ready to scream!

Sher said...

Hey, I just want you to know that you had 37 of the 800 posts I had waiting for me in google reader when I got home from my trip.
You've been busy!
And now, it looks like i will be, reading it all.....

Cadance said...

...can't get away from that one...I think that phrase is here to stay for a while! =(

Missy said...

Gots zits on my face! It's the bad economy! I like that! Now I have the PC excuse for everything!~

Motherboard said...

Whew. I needed another excuse as to why I can't exercise... The Economy.

tiburon said...

This is my new favorite slang word. I shall use it in a post tomorrow.


Trevor, Brianna, Alivia, and Tayvree Hansen said...

ROFL!!!! THAT is TOO funny!!!!

Becca said...

Stupid senators!